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The Cooperative Research Centres Association is a not-for-profit organisation operating to promote the pursuit of science, particularly through the Australian Government’s CRC Programme.

You don’t have to be a CRC to join, find out more about our types of membership and benefits of joining the association.

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Innovation thoughts

  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    Post-Election Commentary

    I know some of the post-election commentary about innovation has been a bit negative, but my experience on the ground is that the “Ideas Boom” is really starting to gain momentum. The reshaping of some grants, programs and the launch of others are leaving an impact. But so too is the level of interest, enthusiasm and participation outside of government activities.

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Latest news

  • Stage 2 CRCs Announced

    The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science has just announced the seven CRCs bids which will progress to Stage 2 of the 18th investment round. Round 18 saw fourteen compliant applications submitted.

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CRCs in the news

  • digi.cash launches digital Australian dollar

    digi.cash, a spin-off company of the Capital Markets CRC, today officially launched the digital Australian dollar.The electronic version of the currency is digitally 'minted' as electronically signed coins and banknotes. These can be held on smartphones, computers or storage media. Just like cash, online users can transfer coins and notes between each other via free, instant transactions.

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Study with CRCs

If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.

A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).

So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.

Find out more about current scholarship/study opportunities at CRCs